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Planning and Zoning, Sept 9 Agenda

Planning and Zoning, Sept 9 Agenda

  TOWN OF BERTHOUD PLANNING AND ZONING COMMISSION SEPTEMBER 9, 2010 - 7:00 P.M. BERTHOUD TOWN HALL 328 MASSACHUSETTS AVE 1. Call to Order 2. Roll Call Christopher Thorne, Chairman Ray Johnson Scott Banzhaf Jim Doyle Jane Clevenger Lori Taylor vacancy John Goreski, Rural Representative All matters listed under Item 3, Consent Agenda, are considered routine by the Planning and Zoning Commission and will be enacted with a single vote. If discussion is deemed necessary, that item ... Full Story

Fema Authorizes Funds To Help Fight Four Mile Canyon

Fema Authorizes Funds To Help Fight Four Mile Canyon Fire

Denver, Colo. -- The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has authorized the use of federal funds to help with firefighting costs for the Four Mile Canyon Fire in Boulder County. The fire is burning on state and private land in the Gold Hill area. FEMA approved Colorado's request for a federal Fire Management Assistance Grant (FMAG) at 4:20 p.m. MDT. At the time of the state's request, the fire had burned more than 2.500 acres and threatened more ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 7, Use Big Dipper to

EarthSky Tonight—September 7,  Use Big Dipper to find Polaris, the North Star

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Tonight’s chart shows the Polaris, the Big and Little Dippers for a September evening. Notice that a line from the two outermost stars in the bowl of the Big Dipper point to Polaris, the North Star. Also notice that Polaris marks the tip of the handle of the Little Dipper. Bright star in east? Might be planet Jupiter, nearly at its closest since 1951. The Big Dipper swings full circle (360 degrees) around Polaris in about 23 ... Full Story

EarthSky Tonight—September 6, Star-hop to Sirius

EarthSky Tonight—September 6, Star-hop to Sirius from Orion’s Belt

Courtesy of EarthSky A Clear Voice for Science Sure, we have said it before, but we will say it again, because it is one of the neatest tricks in all the heavens. That is … Orion’s Belt points to Sirius. Sirius is the brightest star in the sky. It is up before dawn now, but will be shifting into the evening sky as the months pass. You can find Orion. Trust me. If you go outside and look southward before dawn now, you will notice Orion’s Belt, which consists of a short, ... Full Story

News you can use

The Bull's -eye: Straight Shooting From the Sheriff: The Larimer County Sheriff submits the 2011 budget One of the major issues facing the county is the looming expiration of the Jails Sales Tax. Sales tax revenue is already insufficient to meet operating expenses and will expire in a few years leaving a huge deficit.  Addressing this issue is perhaps the biggest challenge facing the county.  This problem is followed by the need to expand the jail in the foreseeable future,  assuming the ... Full Story

State Treasurer announces website achievement award

State Treasurer announces website achievement award

  STATE TREASURER CARY KENNEDY ANNOUNCES WEBSITE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD Denver: Colorado State Treasurer Cary Kennedy today announced that Colorado Tax Tracks, a new feature on her state treasury website, has received an award for excellence. The Digital Government Achievement Awards, given by e.Republic’s Center for Digital Government, cited Colorado Tax Tracks as a winner in its Government-to-Citizen State Government category. “Since I took office, our focus has been on making Colorado’s ... Full Story

Colorado Apples Are A Fall Favorite

Colorado Apples Are A Fall Favorite

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Each month, the Colorado Department of Agriculture features a different commodity to highlight the variety and quality of products grown, raised or processed in the state. This month, Colorado apples are featured in our Tomato Apple Gastrique recipe. Available Now...Apples Colorado’s high altitude orchards feature warm days with intense sunlight and cool nights with mountain fresh air. This climate helps produce apples desired by consumers around the nation. In 2009 ... Full Story

PrairieStar endorses Stockley for 49

PrairieStar endorses Stockley for 49

  Karen Stockley Receives Key Endorsement from New Energy Sector House District 49 Candidate, Karen Stockley, has spent months talking to voters about the importance of “working with the land.” When voters ask her what she means, she often points to Scott Sarbaugh’s PrairieStar development north of Berthoud. "As a self-sustaining solar-powered community, PrairieStar grows the local economy without draining precious resources. I'm honored that Mr. Sarbaugh and PrairieStar are now ... Full Story

Nominations taken for Noxious Weed Advisory Committee

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – Four positions within the State Noxious Weed Advisory Committee will be vacant in October 2010. Nominations are now being taken to fill these important positions. The primary responsibility of the committee is to discuss Colorado’s weed management problems and craft solutions that best reflect public and private interests. The committee then makes recommendations to the Colorado Department of Agriculture concerning designation of state noxious weeds; classification of ... Full Story

Annual Hay Directory Connects Producers with Buyers

LAKEWOOD, Colo. – As a service to hay producers and buyers, the Colorado Department of Agriculture publishes the Colorado Hay Directory annually. The 2010 edition of the directory is available to the public at no cost. “Hay is one of Colorado’s top crops, with nearly 5 million tons produced in 2009, ” said Wendy White, marketing specialist for the Colorado Department of Agriculture. “The directory helps Colorado’s hay producers market their hay, and is an important resource for ... Full Story

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